Newton Public Schools
Newton Public Schools
Newton, originally settled in 1630, is the 10th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of almost 86,000 people located eight miles west of Boston. There are 12,503 (October 2014) students enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), two comprehensive high schools (9-12) and one alternative high school. We also have an integrated pre-school program serving 250 students. Over 70 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling approximately 3,300 Boston and Springfield students in public schools in 38 participating communities; 421 Boston students are enrolled in our schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO) which includes 22 urban and suburban communities. In addition to our regular programs, the Newton Public Schools also offer: • Career and Technical Education Programs • Specialized Music, Art and Physical Education instruction at every level • Full range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high schools • Elementary Literacy Specialists • K-5 Teaching & Learning Specialists and math coaches • Curriculum Leaders, K-12, including department chairs and curriculum coordinators, K-8 • Academic Success Program Learning Center Teachers, Inclusion Facilitators, and specialists to support students with identified special needs • Substantially separate classroom programs for students with special needs • Elementary, Middle and High School Stabilization Programs • Alternative High School Program • Professionally staffed automated library (in each school) • Summer School, grades 6-12 • Summer Program for Academic & Creative Encounters (SPACE) Summer Camp, K-8 • Understanding Our Differences - a disability awareness program in elementary schools • Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP) in elementary schools • Community Education Program • Saturday Creative Arts Program • Job-Embedded Professional Development Program Opportunities • Newton Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) Licensure Program affiliated with Tufts University • Active Parent-Teacher Organizations • Newton Schools Foundation • Creative Arts and Sciences Committee offering curricular-related enrichment programs for students in grades K-8.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Newton Public Schools strives to recruit, hire, and retain a highly effective educational community that is reflective of the diverse global society, specifically race and ethnicity, and promotes the mission and values of the Newton Public Schools.